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UK Food Group
The UK Food Group was a network of around 50 development, environment, farmer and academic organisations in the UK working on global food and agriculture issues. The diversity of its membership gave it a unique, dynamic and holistic perspective on food and agriculture, as well as environmental, issues.
The UK Food Group worked to strengthen advocacy in the UK, the EU, the UN and other international bodies for a global food system that can achieve its vision.
The UK Food Group was in solidarity with the networks of those most vulnerable to hunger, including movements of small-scale farmers, herders and fishers in the global South. It supported their right to be part of decision making in the global food system at all levels.
The UK Food Group always tried to identify the underlying causes of problems in the global food system.
The UK Food Group aimed to let everyone know about the many great examples of sustainable and fair approaches to agriculture and localised food systems that exist. It also spoke out against unjust and environmentally reckless approaches to food and agriculture.
Securing future food: towards ecological food provision UK Food Group, 2010 We need to make a radical shift towards ecological food provision, developed in the framework of food sovereignty, in order to secure future food for the world’s predicted 9 billion people. The systems that currently feed most people in the world are smaller-scale and Read more about Securing Future Food: towards ecological food provision[…]
Mapping UK Government thinking on Globalisation, Agriculture and Environment Report by Mark Tilzey, 2000 This research report proposes to identify, explore and critique key sources of theoretical and policy influence underlying UK government thinking on globalisation, trade liberalisation and sustainable development. Focussing particularly on DFID, but also DTI, MAFF and DETR (FCO?) advice to government Read more about Mapping UK Government Thinking on Globalisation, Agriculture and Environment[…]